Education has become almost a cultural practice in modern times. It is now considered an initiation ritual into the modern world. People learn to read and write with the help of formal education. Literacy, which is the ability to read and create, is essential for modern society. In order to ensure that every child has the chance to receive formal education, sending your child to school is a crime in certain parts of the world, particularly in the West. Some governments also help their citizens get formal education by subsidizing the cost or making it free (at least at the basic level).
If you don’t go to school, it is difficult to adapt to the modern world. Education is not a luxury, but a necessity. In fidelity to Platonism’s philosophy, the current attitude towards education seems to suggest that it is better not to be born than to become educated. There is an increasing demand for education in all parts of the globe. Education is a costly endeavor. Parents will give everything to ensure their children are educated. To obtain quality education, some people travel to other countries. Today, formal education is a top priority in our lives.
Despite the widespread acceptance of formal education around the world, the important question that is often overlooked is “What relevance does education have to real life?” To put it another way, how useful is education in solving practical problems? Because the expected effects of education are not present in the lives of many educated individuals, this question must be asked. This is because education has not been able to raise the standard of living for many graduates.
It is important to note that education is not an end in and of itself. This means that education leads to the creation of a product. Without the product, the process is incomplete. The product is what adds value to the means. The product’s quality can tell you a lot about the quality of the process. Education is only a means without an end. Education is meant to serve this end (under ideal circumstances). We can prove that many educated people are not experiencing the expected benefits of education by looking at a sensitive aspect of their lives, their finances.
What percentage of educated people are financially successful? Many graduates struggle to make ends meets throughout their lives. Many people who have graduated from tertiary schools (even the top) are much less successful than those with lower education (academic intelligence, scholarly ability) in their climb to financial success. Maybe financial crises and struggles are more common among educated people. The majority of educated people struggle through their working lives to make ends meet. However, this is often to no avail and they end up as liabilities when they retire.
Education is not able to help graduates manage real-life challenges. This is due to the fact that most people don’t know what education does. Why should we go to school? Why should we go to school? What’s the purpose of education? What is the purpose of education? What are the educational objectives? Why should parents send their kids to school? Education is one the most misunderstood and abused human experiences. If the purpose of education is not understood and clarified, its continued abuse by most people will be unavoidable. Many people go to school wrongly. Parents often send their children to school for the wrong reason. Many people have incorrect notions of the educational goals.
It is important to note that this problem stems from the fact that school was seen as a way to prosper in the early days of its existence in different parts. Because of the abundance of employment opportunities for educated people, this was possible back then. Things have changed dramatically. Today, the unemployment rate among educated people is high in most countries. Education does not guarantee financial success. Education has been a major source of poverty due to the inability of students to learn wealth creation principles.